QPQ – Congratulations on the new release! Give us a taste of what it was like to write a sequel.
JW – I found it to be a lot of fun since I was able to pick up with some characters from book one as well as introduce new ones too. I truly enjoyed breathing life into young LillyAnn in my story. She is a precocious five-year-old.
QPQ – This is your second book to self-publish, correct? I find it fascinating that your husband has designed your book covers. What a guy! With all that support, are you planning to continue on the self-publishing path, or work towards a hybrid with some traditional publishers too?
JW – Indie publishing is a lot of work, but I’m leaving that door open if I decide to go that route again. I also like the idea of being a hybrid author. 🙂 I recently signed my first contract with a traditional publisher and I pray there will be more of those contracts in the future.
QPQ – Congratulations on the contract! That’s awesome! Tell us a bit about Love in the Seams.
JW – Here’s the back cover copy.
Mae Stafford longs for the companionship and unconditional love her sister has found in her new husband. But after years of refusing potential suitors because of a pact they made as children, Mae no longer has any choices left once their agreement is broken. She’s given up hope that God will give her what she desires most, a family of her own. Instead of dwelling on what she doesn’t have, she throws herself into her work as the recent sole owner of the local dress shop.
As a promise made to his late wife, Johannes Mueller agrees to travel west to be a school teacher in Calder Springs, Texas, away from the bigotry associated with being an immigrant in New York City. He hopes to improve his life and forget his loss. Johannes isn’t counting on his five-year-old daughter’s search for a new mother when they arrive. His little LillyAnn finds ways to bring the seamstress and him together…often. Can he learn to embrace his German heritage and unlock his heart to love again?
QPQ – What inspired you to write this story?
JW – Hearts Tightly Knit ended with Ellie Stafford finding her happily-ever-after and I knew that I wanted her twin sister, Mae to have one too.
QPQ – What do you like best about Mae?
JW – The thing I like about Mae Stafford is that even though God hasn’t given her what she most desires yet, it hasn’t embittered her while she waits. Instead she pours herself into her business and works to bring joy through each garment she sews.
QPQ – What will make your readers swoon over Johannes?
JW – Johannes is doing what he can to provide for his daughter’s needs, but he still is missing his deceased wife. But when he finally figures out what he wants in life, there is no stopping him. Look out Mae. 🙂
QPQ – What’s next in the hopper from Jodie Wolfe?
JW – I have a novelette coming out as part of a collection in spring 2017. Here’s a small teaser.
Esther Love, is a dime novelist who finds herself desperate to save the home she loves, even if it means she has to go husband hunting to do so.
I’ll be having a FB launch party on December 2nd from 6-9 PM (EST).
I’d love for you to stop by.
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